U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, has given Sail To Prevail the title of being a Paralympic Sport Club. Sail To Prevail is recognized as a community-based sports club developed to involve youth and adults with physical and visual disabilities in sports and physical activity, regardless of skill level.
Sail To Prevail creates opportunities for disabled children and adults to overcome adversity through therapeutic sailing. We are proud of our 30-year history, in which we have served more than 15,000 disabled individuals.
Each summer, approximately 1,000 people sail with us – disabled children, adults and veterans learn the skills of sailing in our fleet of specially adapted sailboats. In addition to the immediate joy and gratification that sailing provides, these individuals gain life-changing, universal skills in self-confidence, teamwork and leadership, which help them overcome challenges in other areas of their daily lives.
Confidence is Cool Camp is a series of four 1-week programs for physically disabled children, ages 7 to 17. In addition to sailing two days a week, participants enjoy wheelchair sports, kite flying, arts and crafts, and field trips to the beach, zoo, and museums in and around Newport.
Sail To Prevail operates a disabled sailing program from the Nantucket Boat Basin in Massachusetts during the month of July.
Sail To Prevail is a non-profit 501©(3) charitable organization. We are extremely grateful to all those who support our mission.
Please see our calendar for details of the Adaptive Sailing Program in Newport, the Confidence is Cool camp in Newport, Adaptive Sailing in Nantucket, and fund raising events in Newport, Nantucket, and Greenwich, as well as other events or sailing clinics that may be scheduled this season.
Be encouraged by the news stories about Sail To Prevail’s CEO, Paul Callahan, a two-time Paralympian, as well as letters from participants of Adaptive Sailing and Confidence is Cool. If you have been sailing with us, please take a moment to let us know how sailing has impacted your (your child’s) life, too!